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More than 350 school children from eight schools neighbouring Abbeystead visited Black Cleugh on the estate for the annual Let’s Learn Moor event, aiming to educate young people about upland habitats, the wildlife which can be found on the moorland and the work by land managers to improve the environment and increase its biodiversity.
Pupils were given the opportunity to experience and learn about the upland working environment from the estate’s highly skilled teams and tenant farmers as well as teams from the local fire and police services and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The event was supported by a range of regional and national organisations that work to manage Britain’s moorland.
Abbeystead also hosted a series of science-led days in partnership with Countryside Learning, a national charity that connects children, families and teachers with the countryside.
The event saw more than 600 school pupils from primary schools across the region learn about sustainability and rivers throughout the year.